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Scotland Votes Against Leaving the United Kingdom
Scotland won't be leaving the United Kingdom after all. After weeks of buildup, Scots rejected independence and voted against ending the country's 307-year union with England. The no side won with 55 percent of the vote to 45 percent for the yes side. While voters in Glasgow, Scotland's largest
Excerpt: 'The Tyranny of Silence' by Flemming Rose
Excerpted from ‘The Tyranny of Silence‘ by Flemming Rose, by arrangement with the Cato Institute (USA), Inc., Copyright © Cato Institute 2014 Chapter One: From Where I Stand It’s a Sunday morning in 2009, and I’m standing under the shower in a hotel room in...
This Map Explains What You Need to Know About the Ukraine Fighting
Months of bitter fighting between the Ukraine military and pro-Russian separatists may be nearing an end as the presidents of Ukraine and Russia are both openly talking about the prospects of a ceasefire. The graphic above shows how, over the past month and a half, the Ukrainian military had been
4 Things to Watch as Obama Heads to Estonia, NATO Summit in Wales
Can the Obama Doctrine neutralize the Putin Doctrine? Can it quash the terror threat from radical Islamic extremism? The answers may well depend on President Obama’s trip this week to Russia-bordering Estonia and a summit of NATO allies in Wales, perhaps the group’s most consequential...
Ukraine Battleground: What We Know Now
Russia pressed Ukraine to call a ceasefire in its battle to wrest control of eastern Ukraine from rebels, but Ukraine's leaders responded today with defiance. “A great war has come, the likes of which Europe has not seen since the Second World War,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey said
'Russian Invasion' of Ukraine Prompts UN Emergency Meeting
Ukraine ’s president today declared that a "Russian invasion" of his country was underway and the United Nations' Security Council called an emergency session to discuss the latest crisis involving allegations of Russia's overt support for Ukrainian rebels. Rebel forces have also opened up a new
White House Warns Russia Not to Invade as Biden Plans Ukraine Trip
WASHINGTON — As pro-Russian activity rose in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, the White House voiced concerns that Russia might once again advance past Ukrainian borders. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Kiev on April 22, the White House announced, to meet with leaders...
Ukraine Looms Over Obama's Euro Trip
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘A COST ON RUSSIA’: President Obama this morning underscored that Europe and the U.S. are united in support of Ukraine, as he kicked off the European swing of his five day foreign trip, according to ABC’s MARY BRUCE. “Europe and...
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Janine Elliot PRESIDENT OBAMA The New York Times’ Sarah...